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Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.)

  • P. K. Gupta
  • D. J. Durzan
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 16)

Abstract

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) is the leading commercial timber species in the southern United States. Carolus Linnaeus gave loblolly pine its scientific name, Pinus taeda, over 225 years ago. Taeda is the ancient name for resinous pines. It comes from the Latin, meaning torch. In Roman times, taeda was applied to several of the hard, pitchy pines (Wahlenberg 1960).

Keywords

Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Cell Suspension Culture Genetic Gain Seed Orchard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Gupta
    • 1
  • D. J. Durzan
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Environmental HorticultureUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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